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McGinn makes his a double as Aberdeen climb above the Gers

By Ronnie Esplin

Niall McGinn scored twice as Aberdeen comfortably overcame Dundee 3-0 at Pittodrie to climb above Rangers into second spot in the Scottish Premiership.

The Northern Ireland star netted in each half after Ryan Jack had powered in a header to send the Dons on their way to a fourth straight league win.

McGinn turned Nick Ross inside out in the 29th minute and stood up a cross for the onrushing Jack to bullet home a 10-yard header and open the scoring.

And the Ulsterman controlled the ball from Ash Taylor's knockdown just before the break and smashed a stunning left-foot volley in off the far post.

Slack Dundee defending almost gifted Aberdeen a third in the 58th minute as Adam Rooney's quickly taken throw sent Kenny McLean clear although he was unable to beat Scott Bain from a tight angle.

Bain was in inspired form against his former club, foiling Rooney in the 68th minute, but with 10 minutes remaining McGinn, the game's stand-out player, put the seal on an impressive home win with a header.

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